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Pride memorial garden set to bloom for Fair Day

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Brisbane Story Bridge Trans Flag

Brisbane City Council’s Inclusive Brisbane Board is hosting a free forum for the LGBTIQ community next month. The board is set up to advise the council on development and planning issues, specifically with community interest and social inclusion in mind. This upcoming forum will focus on the experiences of transgender and gender diverse people, including …

Brisbane Pride Memorial Garden photo from New Farm Park

Brisbane’s LGBTIQ community are all invited to pay their respects to community members who are no longer with us at the planting of the annual Memorial Garden. The Memorial Garden was first launched in 2012, and each year has been a free event allowing the community to come together in remembrance. “We will be planting …

IDAHOBIT 2018

Southport Police Station has raised its first rainbow flag on Thursday to mark this year’s International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT). IDAHOBIT is recognised internationally to raise awareness of discrimination and prejudice experienced by queer people and events are held to spread messages of acceptance and inclusion. May 17 is the date on …

IDAHOT brisbane

Nine prominent Brisbane landmarks will blaze with rainbow lights to commemorate this year’s International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) on May 17. The day raises awareness of discrimination and prejudice experienced by queer people. Events on the day spread messages of acceptance and inclusion. The World Health Organization removed homosexuality from the International …

NCWQ Lesbian academic Grant

Female students in Brisbane who identify as LGBTIQ are eligible to apply for a $1,000 grant to aid their studies. The bursary is sponsored by Central Ward Councillor Vicki Howard and focusses on female students living in the Brisbane City Council area and who identify with the LGBTIQ community. It’s one of 33 grants on …

sporties Sportsman Hotel Rainbow Footpath - Featured WEB

Brisbane now boasts a permanent rainbow footpath. Brisbane City Council installed the footpath outside Brisbane gay venue Sporties (the Sportsman Hotel) earlier this month. The rainbow motif emblazons a section of footpath at the intersection of Hope Street and Leichhardt Street in Spring Hill. It lies right outside one of the city’s longest-running and most …

pride memorial garden

Brisbane’s LGBTIQ communities paid their respects to community members no longer with us at a recent day of remembrance. The day featured the annual planting of the Pride Memorial Garden at New Farm Park. With the arches to the park’s entrance draped in rainbow colours, community members planted flowers in the garden to represent lost …

idahot brisbane city hall

Finally, Brisbane will proudly play a civic role in this year’s International Day against Homophobia. Brisbane City Council confirmed that the rainbow pride flag will fly from City Hall on IDAHOT Day. The city’s iconic Story Bridge will also light up in a rainbow light display.  The announcement is a win for local LGBTIQ activists. …

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